Video by David Corrigan, Voice of Stephanie Salazar LAUPAHOEHOE, Hawaii: The eighth Annual Laupahoehoe Music Festival was held on Saturday at Laupahoehoe Point Beach Park. Somehow, the torrential downpours that soaked the rest of the island spared the event, honoring the memory of musician and Laupahoehoe resident Braddah Smitty. Penny Keli’i Vredenburg and Aunty Lucille … Full article →
LAUPAHOEHOE, Hawaii: A brush fire that began shortly after noon on Wednesday in the forest reserve above Laupahoehoe continues to burn. The Hawaii County Fire Department reports that about 20 acres are involved in the blaze. A Thursday morning report said a dozer was working on fire breaks to contain the fire. The fire is … Full article →
LAUPAHOEHOE, Hawaii: Beloved Hawaii Island musician Bruddah Smitty passed away after a long illness this weekend. Sherry Bracken of the Big Island News Center reports he died Saturday afternoon, surrounded by his wife and members of their ‘ohana. Smitty was remembered during the Kamehameha Day celebration in North Kohala on Monday. A lei was draped … Full article →
LAUPAHOEHOE, Hawaii: Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School is sharing information on new hires and community meetings to be held next week. Laupahoehoe officially converts to a charter school on July 1st, and school starts on August 1, 2012. The first meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at the Laupahoehoe Band Room from … Full article →
LAUPAHOEHOE, Hawaii: The Hawaii State Department of Transportation has issued an alert for the following lane closures for the area of Laupahoehoe during the week of May 19-25th. The DOT says lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. 1) NINOLE TO LAUPAHOEHOE Alternating single lane closures … Full article →
LAUPAHOEHOE, Hawaii: The next North Hilo Community Council meeting will be on Thursday May 24, 2012 at 6:30pm in the Laupahoehoe Library Humanities Room. Organizers say House Representative Mark Nakashima will give a post-legislative session update. Plus, there will be an update on the Laupahoehoe Charter School and farmer Richard Ha will speak about the … Full article →
LAUPAHOEHOE, Hawaii: A lawsuit that could have delayed the conversion of Laupahoehoe High and Elementary School into a public charter school has been dismissed in court. The following message was distributed by supporters of the charter school: On April 18th, Hawaii State Third Circuit Court Judge Glenn S. Hara granted the joint motion of the … Full article →
The community gathered at the Laupahoehoe Point Beach Park last Thursday, in remembrance of the tragic April 1st, 1946 tsunami, while teachers and students face another change on the horizon.
LAUPAHOEHOE, Hawaii: Dr. David Rizor has joined the Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School as its incoming Director of Operations. Charter school officials tell us this position is basically the school’s principal. The charter organizers say Dr. David Rizor is entering his 22nd year in education, with experience as a teacher and as an administrator that … Full article →
Starwood Hotels and Resorts in Waikiki kicked off their annual neighbor island farm tour a few weeks ago on Hawaii Island. Executive Chefs Colin Hazama and Brett Villarmia from Sheraton Waikiki were among resort staff who visited each farm in an effort to promote and use more locally sourced produce.
This was the last day in a three day workshop to gather input from the community as the Hamakua CDP moves into its next stage. The first meeting was held in Honokaa, the second in Papaikou… this event in Laupahoehoe was the wrap up, where consultants revealed some of the things they had learned over the last few days.
LAUPAHOEHOE, Hawaii: Big Island police are investigating two burglaries at Laupahoehoe Elementary and High School. Police say the first occurred sometime between Thursday, March 8, and Monday, March 19, during Spring Break. The second occurred sometime between Wednesday, March 21, and Thursday, March 22. In both cases locked classrooms were entered and computer equipment was … Full article →
Aunty Lucille Chung shares a quick update on the process Video by David Corrigan LAUPAHOEHOE, Hawaii: With the new charter school opening right around the corner, the first annual Fun Fest was held on the scenic grounds of the Laupahoehoe High and Elementary School this Saturday. Organizers estimated that a few hundred members of the … Full article →
Police say estimated value is $10,000 Media release by Hawaii County Police LAUPAHOEHOE, Hawaii: Big Island police are investigating the theft of two ATVs from a home in Laupāhoehoe. Sometime between February 12 and February 24, one or more unknown persons removed a light green, 2008 “Rancher” 4-wheel Honda ATV, model 2RX420, and a red, … Full article →
Uncanny charter school conversion links between Big Island and Kualapuu MOLOKAI, Hawaii: An article in the Molokai News features the story of Pualani Akaka, a 5th grade teacher at Kualapu’u Elementary Charter School, who recently resigned from her position on the Charter School Review Panel, along with two other members, after the state Board of … Full article →